At least a handful of starters linked to the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins are rumored to be wanting a pitcher. Over the past week or so, some prominent names have emerged: Bronson Arroyo, Matt Garza, Ricky Nolasco and Mike Pelfrey are just a few. I suppose it boils down to what you think the Twins need as far as their rotation is concerned. If you check out the Twins depth chart (via MLB Depth Charts), here’s what you’ll see as far as their rotation goes…
Last night, it appeared the biggest push seems to be for Nolasco notes Mike Berardino of The Pioneer Press. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick later tweeted that the Twins haven’t made a formal offer and the club isn’t as far a long as we may thought. Bernardino followed that up with a tweet noting that the San Francisco Giants are in on Nolasco as well.
How far are the Twins willing to go? How about five years tweets Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500.
Again, Nolasco and his request for a five-year deal fit this mold, but I wouldn’t rule out a Garza return either. It may come down to money and Wolfson noted in his Twitter timeline that the Twins are willing to spend. The question will obviously be how much are they willing to spend.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! notes that Nolasco has received four-year offers from multiple teams. If the Twins were to extend a fifth year to Nolasco, you have to gather that Minnesota would be at the top of the pecking order.